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Proposed contract would give Baltimore firefighters, medics a 5 percent raise over three years, union says

Proposed contract would give Baltimore firefighters, medics a 5 percent raise over three years, union says

A proposed contract negotiated between Baltimore and its local fire union would give unionized firefighters and medics a five percent raise over the next three years, according to a top union official.

The union's members are set to vote on the proposal next week, said Rick Hoffman, president of the local International Association of Firefighters union. He said he expects they will ratify it during voting April 20 and 21.

It provides a 1 percent raise for union members this coming fiscal year, and a 2 percent raise in each of the following two years, Hoffman said. Firefighters generally earn between $40,000 and $80,000, Hoffman said.

Anthony McCarthy, a spokesman for...

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